USHL All-Rookie Team (2003) CCHA First All-Star Team (2005, 2007) CCHA Player of the Year (2006) NCAA West First All-American Team (2006) NCAA West Second All-American Team (2007)
Missed majority of 2010-11 and 2011-12 due to hip injury at San Jose, November 15, 2010, and resulting surgery, December 3, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Albany (AHL), September 27, 2012. Missed majority of 2012-13 due to recurring lower-body injury and as a healthy reserve.
I remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.
— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp on the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic